NORTH THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — An immature bald eagle is back in the wild after being nursed back to health by a Vermont organization that cares for injured birds.
The bald eagle was released in North Thetford on Tuesday, almost three weeks after a Vermont game warden found the bird after it had apparently been hit by a car in Danby. It had been feeding on a deer carcass.
The eagle, estimated to be between 18 months and 2 years old, was taken to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, where the organization’s staff rehabilitated it.
VINS Wildlife Service Manager Sara Eisenhauer tells the Valley News (http://bit.ly/1gL0C1k ) it was only the second bald eagle she’s helped rehabilitate in her seven years with the organization.
VINS helps rehabilitate about 400 birds a year.
Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com
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